Opinion

No one is more qualified than Colgan

We’ve known Joe Colgan for 15 years, while he was a senior accounting professor at Fort Lewis College, and later as a member of the Durango City Council and mayor. In addition to his intellect and...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

SCC bringing stimulus money to area

This is in response to Mike Lee’s letter (Herald, Oct. 23) about the local effects of the stimulus spending. The Southwest Conservation Corps has agreements with the San Juan National Forest for...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

City, county should support local firms

It’s no secret the Durango City Council and the La Plata County commissioners are not very business-friendly, especially when it comes to the construction trades. It’s time that council members,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Values of lands to be traded not equal

I am writing to express my concerns regarding the Chris Park-Glacier Club land swap. It seems to me that Glacier Club already is making plans for the property before the exchange is even approved....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Anti-bias training at Miller and DHS

The Prejudice Elimination Action Team from Del Alma, the Durango Educational Alliance for Multicultural Achievement, in conjunction with the Anti Defamation League, will be sponsoring its annual "A...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Officials should offer more than words

After rereading the story (Herald, Oct.3) about the state audit of the San Juan Health Department several times, my conclusion was this department might have had inadequate procedures, outdated...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Trade would save more valuable lands

It was disappointing to read that both Sen. Bennet and Rep. Salazar have bowed to special interests and ignored the conclusion of the exhaustive study made by the Forest Service in the Hermosa...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Stimulus spending not helping locals

The story headlined, “Large effort tracks stimulus spending” (Herald, Oct. 19), confirmed what we already know, which is our government doesn’t really know where the money goes and what it’s...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Obama restoring America to the world

In response to the letter from Denis Stratford (“Peace Prize for wartime president,” Herald, Oct. 16) I thought that standing by our president was part of being a real American. Yes, Barack Obama...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Elect Joe Colgan to 9-R school board

Joe Colgan is experienced, knows the community and is honest.He serves or has served on several boards, is financially literate and understands 9-R’s budget.He participated in the strategic plan...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Problem is simple: Lawyers and profits

How long do we wait until the social structure of America collapses? For months now, people have been speaking their minds, using the First Amendment, to let our “elected representatives” know how...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Colgan has experience, knowledge, integrity

In these trying times, the Durango School District 9-R’s Board of Education requires someone who has a commitment to the community, experience and administrative and financial knowledge. These are...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

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